CONFIRMED: Rita Wilson To Appear on ‘1883’ Alongside Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

It’s official – Rita Wilson is set to appear on 1883, guest-starring alongside country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw. …


Lauren Jo Black

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January 11, 2022


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Rita Wilson, Faith Hill; Photo via Twitter

It’s official – Rita Wilson is set to appear on 1883, guest-starring alongside country superstars Faith Hill and Tim McGraw

Wilson confirmed the news on social media on Tuesday (Jan. 11), 

“The secret is out—I’ll be joining my friends @FaithHill and @TheTimMcGraw on the show @1883Official this season! Keep up with episodes every Sunday on @paramountplus to catch a glimpse of yours truly,” she shared. 

Earlier in the season, Wilson’s husband, Tom Hanks, guest-starred on the show playing the role as Civil War General Meade. 

1883 made history following its December 19 premiere on Paramount+.

Nielsen reported that the premiere drew in 4.9 million total views in Live+Same Day, more than doubling the previous viewership record, and marking the biggest new series premiere on cable since 2015’s Into The Badlands and The Walking Dead.

“The results of 1883’s debut are truly phenomenal,” said Tanya Giles, Chief Programming Officer, ViacomCBS Streaming. “The day 1 streaming numbers coupled with the results of the linear sampling effort, and social response from our audience show the tremendous promise for this series.”

Tm McGraw, Faith Hill ; Photo Emerson Miller, Viacom CBS
Tm McGraw, Faith Hill ; Photo Emerson Miller, Viacom CBS

“The success of Taylor Sheridan’s 1883 is another proof point of our unique model to leverage our linear platforms and franchise our biggest hits to supercharge Paramount+,” added Chris McCarthy, President and CEO ViacomCBS Media Networks.

Created by Taylor Sheridan, 1883 features country superstars Tim McGraw and Faith Hill alongside cast mates Sam Elliot, Billy Bob Thornton, Isabel May, LaMonica Garrett, Audie Rick, Marc Rissmann, Eric Nelsen and James Landry Hébert.

According to a press release, “1883 follows the Dutton family as they embark on a journey west through the Great Plains toward the last bastion of untamed America. It is a stark retelling of Western expansion, and an intense study of one family fleeing poverty to seek a better future in America’s promised land — Montana.”

The next episode of 1883 premieres on Sunday, January 16. 

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.